Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday Night Lights
Nate's team had a playoff game on Tuesday night. It was freezing cold, snowing at one point, but the best game of the year. They played one of the other teams in the Panther organization in their division (3 divisions - Fresman, JV, Varsity x 5 Teams per division). They played great, but lost 13-14, really giving it away with a couple of turn-overs and a pretty bad call by a ref.
I am normally the guy taking pictures, but it was really too dark, so I brought out my video camera. I happened to capture this video of Nate making a touch-down saving tackle. He's #20 in this video coming up the sideline to make the tackle after the guy in front of him misses.
This was a great season. Nate grew and learned a ton. He improved his knowledge and skills in football and learned more and more about what it means to be a part of a team, something larger than himself. He learned about commitment, learned to love the game of football even more, he learned about leadership and helping the younger guys on the team. I'm so proud of Nate and the effort and talent he showed this year.